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Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari
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Try your hand at falconry on a private tour within the Dubai desert. Set out in the early morning to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, located amid the emirates' vast sand dunes. Learn about the region and its wildlife, then enjoy a hands-on falconry experience with guidance from a professional trainer. Feed a bird of prey and marvel as it returns to your gloved hand, and discover a variety of training techniques ranging from age-old tactics to remote-controlled drones. Upgrade with an optional post-falconry breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort.
  • 5-hour private falconry session with 4x4 transport from Dubai
  • Travel to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a beautiful nature reserve
  • Explore the reserve to look for Arabian oryx and other desert animals
  • Get personal falconry tuition and learn how to fly falcons from your gloved hand
  • See the birds in action and watch different training techniques
  • Upgrade to enjoy breakfast at the chic Al Maha Desert Resort
  • Enjoy the attention of a guide and professional falconers on a private tour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A falconry session for just you and your party, and with your own qualified falconer, makes this a stand-out.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private driver-guide
Round-trip transport by air-conditioned 4x4
Interactive falconry session
Use of falconry glove and other equipment
Breakfast at Al Maha Desert Resort (if option selected)
Value Added Tax of 5% is already included on the prices
Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Burj Al Arab , Jumeirah St, Dubai 74147 United Arab Emirates
  • Address Downtown , Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Dubai 123234 United Arab Emirates
  • Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel Dubai , Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1 Mall of the Emirates, Dubai United Arab Emirates
  • Port rashid marina , 776G+29V - Port Rashid - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • 5:00 AM
    Vehicle information: 4X4 Jeep Wranger, Maximum occupancy of 4 persons per vehicle Pick up timing is varying depending on the booking date and pick up locations.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Pickup and drop-off time may vary throughout the year depending on weather conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Royal Shaheen Events
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari.
    What is the social distancing policy during Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Falcon 1—Private Dubai Falconry Safari.

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    Excellent experience.
    , Jun 2022
    Really enjoyed it. Our private tour was well organised from communications, pick up, transport and the falconry. The guide was a lovely guy who had lots of knowledge. The birds were amazing. We got some great photos. Learnt a lot too.
    Must do!
    , Apr 2022
    Amin and Raheem our falconers were very friendly knowledgeable. We had an amazing time. Even My 1 year old was able to interact and enjoy it and got to pet sheldon (owl). Each bird had its personality. They were all so beautiful and majestic. Definitely a must do experience!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi Cassie_D, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We'll make sure Amin and Rahim hears of your compliments. We hope to see you again soon.
    Once in a lifetime experience
    , Mar 2022
    Sarah and his colleague provided an outstanding experience. He was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating! We had an exceptional experience. We look forward to bringing family next year!! Thank you!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi Dale_S, We love to see our guests appreciate a unique Falconry Safari experience. Our Team works extremely hard in order to provide a memorable experience for our guests. Looking forward to hosting you again soon!
    Amazing Trip
    , Nov 2021
    This is an amazing trip. Bought for my husbands birthday. The two guys (sorry can’t remember they names) were excellent and knowledgeable. We flew a falcon, Harris hawk, eagle and two owls. They look video and photos on my phone they were incredible. Highly recommend!
    Desert Experience
    , Nov 2019
    The trip started at 05:30 hrs with a surprise introduction to Khaimah, a greater spotted eagle, who was perched in the rear of the 4 x 4 vehicle. Then into the desert where we were met by Cesar's assistant Rahim, who offered us a coffee.before the show started. After listening to Cesar's very knowledgeable account of the birds of prey he then demonstrated the techniques used to train them. Then it was our turn to receive the birds onto our outstretched arms and watch at very close quarters the birds feeding. Whilst this was going on Rahim was taking many photographs with my camera. Then onto the desert retreat hotel for breakfast. A truly fantastic experience was delivered expertly by Cesar and his assistant Rahim. Gary & Valerie Marsh - England
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
    Dear Gary and Valerie, Thank you so much for taking the time and making the effort to post a review of your experience with us. It really means a lot to us. Thank you. from all of us at Team Royal Shaheen, we would like to wish you a merry Xmas and happy new year. Rgds, Pete PS: Fingers crossed we see you back again one day.
    Amazing Adventure
    John R
    , Sep 2018
    This was one of the most excellent adventures we have ever done!! Flying the birds was such a treat and our falconner Brian was wonderful. We learned about the sport and the birds. I highly recommend this excursion.
    I had never done Falconry before and...
    , Jun 2018
    I had never done Falconry before and I am so glad I picked Royal Shaheen for this, the falconer Henrik was very knowledgeable about the birds. There were 5 in total, 2 falcons, 1 Owl, 1 Hawk and an Eagle. Each one was good but my favourites were the Owl and the Eagle. The early morning start was well worth it. It was just the 3 of us and the 5 birds out in the desert. I would recommend this activity as it was well organised. It is one of the best things I have ever done. Well done Henrik and Raheem
    Very pleased to have chosen this...
    David D
    , Jul 2017
    Very pleased to have chosen this tour. A very well organised operator and excellent value for money. We chose the additional breakfast option and this added to the quality of the product. Interesting, amusing, relaxed timings, very knowledgable staff along with spectacular birds made this tour the highlight of our 5 days in Dubai. Highly recommended.
    This tour was amazing and a memory...
    , Apr 2017
    This tour was amazing and a memory for life. Worth its money definetly. We got to interact with the birds and have them fly to us to pick up food from our hands. The two South african guys who had the tour had so much knowledge and passion for the birds. Highly recommend it.
    After doing intensive reasearch on a...
    , Feb 2017
    After doing intensive reasearch on a falconry activity in Dubai we always came back to Royal Shaheen, the provider of this tour. We decided to book the private session which was the best idea at all. Our guide, Werner, picked us up absolutely on time. Since it was still early morning we enjoyed the quiet trip through Dubai ou into the desert, where we arrived after about 45min. Werner always gave us a lot of insight into his business and then we were welcomed in the desert with a nice morning coffee and dates and Rahim, the other guide, welcomed us. Then we had a really private session on falconry with our own chance of flying and holding the birdswhich was a spectacular moment. We were speechless. The follow-up breakfast at the eco resort was the icing on the cake. On our ways back after quite a few hours we never felt rushed in any way, Werner took us to the falcon souk and assisted us in buying falconry souvenirs. It was the best day of our Dubai trip, Thank you Werner, Dave and all the other nice birds
    Fantastic experience..we were able...
    Gary B
    , Jan 2017
    Fantastic experience..we were able to work with five different birds...the drive out was beautiful...the breakfast at the gorgeous desert hotel was delicious...saw a lot of wildlife on the experience we had in Dubai...the guides, Werner and Rabin were exceptional. If we return to Dubai we will do it again!
    What an experience, it was amazing and...
    Sarah B
    , Dec 2016
    What an experience, it was amazing and would recommend to everyone! From the minute we were picked up from our hotel to the drop off at the end of tour, we enjoyed the trip. Our personal guide was friendly and welcoming from the start, the company in the jeep was amazing - Dave the Kestrel and Khaimah the eagle. What a surprise to be travelling with these beautiful birds from the get go. The talk, demonstration, flying and interaction with all the birds was so exciting and the amount of information I learnt was great. We opted for the breakfast which as lovely, to sit in the desert at a luxury hotel was a nice way to relax and eat in the middle of the tour. It was worth the money, we had such a feast! We finished off the tour with a visit to the Falcon center and again was very interesting. If you like birds of prey, getting up close to them and learning more, this tour is for you. Enjoy.
    It was a fantastic tour and I highly...
    Natasha H
    , Aug 2016
    It was a fantastic tour and I highly recommend it. Thank you to Erin and the team for a great morning out learning about the birds and the training they do. It's a great way to discover more about Dubai. The breakfast was delicious and the view of the desert country was amazing.
    This was the best tour ever. From...
    , Aug 2016
    This was the best tour ever. From the moment Werner picked us up he was full of information about not just the birds but all points of interest along the way. We arrived in the desert and were met by Rahim who had dates and coffee for us . We got to fly the birds , falcon ,owl and eagle and we learnt so much about these wonderful birds from very knowable guides. It is obvious that these men don't just do this for a job they are genually fond of and respect these birds. Fantastic trip a must do for anyone visiting Dubai
    This is an interactive tour limited...
    , Jun 2016
    This is an interactive tour limited to small groups each day that is great experience in the desert. Hendri the guide is great and will give you a lot of information on Dubai, the wildlife reserve and the birds. A lot of fun with Hendri and Rahim working the birds and exciting to see the animals in the desert.
    Had a great time - we took our 10...
    Geoffrey M
    , May 2016
    Had a great time - we took our 10 year old daughter and it was a great experience. Would highly recommend this break from shopping and sweltering heat!!

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